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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Join a Friendship Chapter at your School

DURATION

4+ hours

WHERE

At your school

WHEN

Ongoing activity throughout the year. Best Buddies clubs meet continuously throughout the school year at their respective schools.

WHO NEEDS TO HELP

Teachers and other students

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

By joining Best Buddies, you will help make your school a better place by including kids with special needs and creating a safer environment for everyone. Plus, you will make new friends and have lots of fun, too!

DESCRIPTION

Make new friends by joining or starting a Best Buddies club at your school! These clubs bring together students with and without special needs to begin one-on-one friendships and help to make schools more inclusive!


ITEMS NEEDED

Depending on if there is already a club at your school or not, you will need different things. If there is already a club, you will not need any supplies, just the time to spend with your new buddy. If you want to start a new club at your school because there isn’t one already, you will need to talk to 2 teachers to advise the club, find a group of other students to help you run the club, and you may occasionally need supplies to run the club like food, supplies for arts & crafts, or decorations.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Best Buddies clubs are currently in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, so volunteers would need to be attending one of those to participate in a chapter.


NEXT STEPS

If you are interested in joining/starting Best Buddies at your school, please contact Hailey Van Vorhis at haileyvanvorhis@bestbuddies.org or call (415) 371-1169.


CONTACT INFO

415-371-1169

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Look at this map to see if your school currently has a Best Buddies club.

2. If they do/don’t, then email Hailey Van Vorhis haileyvanvorhis@bestbuddies.org to find out more information and how to get involved.

3. Hailey will give you more information on how to join a current club or start your own at your school.

 

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